Originally Posted by PJ_Rage
You sound exactly like you did after you listend to the DT770s lol. You were in love with those for a long time as well.
I was in love with the 770s because of the gobs of bass and perfect pinpoint accuracy in positioning sounds, but there was a significant gap in sq between the 770 Pros and the 880s (I had bought them at the same time, if you can remember), but I was irked at the 880's lack of rear audio cues. I have mentioned it many times already: the 880s would be the best headphone in their price range IMHO, IF it had good rear audio cues.
At the time that I bought the 770s I was in my gobs of bass only mode. I was that way ever since I got into headphones UNTIL I got my hands on the K701. The clarity of the K701 wowed me so much that I put the 770 Pros for sale soon after. The K701 pretty much opened my eyes into an experience that showed me that I didn't need a wall of thunderous bass to enjoy my headphones.
That said, I was still looking into a headphone that could deliver a pristine like clarity like the 880 and K701 but with more bass. Not the bass of old, but an impactful bass impact that didn't devour the rest of the spectrum. I was actually going to buy the DT770/600 as I hear it has the most balanced sound of all the Beyers (even the 880/600) with some good bass impact, but I know I would miss the open soundstage that the K701 gave me.
That's when I started looking into the DT990/600. I have always heard that they had the best bass an open headphone ever had, but managed to keep an airy sound, and a bright signature. So I bought it on impulse, and it is definitely the only headphone out of the many I have bought that catered specifically for my needs.
My checklist for a solid keeper:
Clarity: Check (more than any closed headphone I have owned)
Soundstage: Check (only the AD700 and K701 have bigger from the ones I have tried)
and most important:
Gaming: Check. Not only do I not have any issues with their positioning, but they are only headphone that I can use for single player and competitive gaming without sacrificing much. While the CAL is a steal for the price, they still lack that soundstage that I have missed with every single closed headphone I have used. That and they are on the warm side, which pales in comparison to brighter and airy headphones like the K701, DT880, and DT990.
But don't take my word for it. Unlike personal preferences like the CAL and 770 Pros, the DT990/600 is one of the most well loved headphones even for audiophiles. I'm not hyping them up. If you love the DT880/600, there's no way you can possibly NOT love the DT990/600 if you want more fun out of the 880 type sound.
As for EQ-ing, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say the DT990 would probably work extremely well for that. They are super solid in single player and already great at multi. If you tone down the bass a teeny bit, they'd be even better than the 880s, due to the positional audio being better already.